Le Musee’ Bar and Museum has a history longer than that of the town of Iota. Built by Dr. Francis Nathaniel Hayes in 1906, this building precedes the town and was the only place for any sort of medical treatment in the area. Dr. Hayes ran his business for many years, and the building lived longer. As the only brick building downtown, it survived a large fire. The Dupre’ family purchased the building in 2005 in order to restore it to its former glory, and in 2006 the building had its grand opening on its 100th birthday. Briefly a museum and mercantile, the building now serves as a social gathering place for the community, as well as a functioning bar and operating museum. The history of the town of Iota and surrounding areas is preserved through the curation of donated family artifacts and photos from across northwest Acadia Parish, including the town’s first and only traffic light, many yearbooks, medicines from the early 1900’s, and official town artifacts. The museum also serves to promote local artists, hosting artwork from the parish for free. Local paintings, quilts, crafts, drawings, and a large mural can all be discovered here. For the bar, self-imported wines and cigars from the United States, Mexico, and Europe help to keep a classy environment. As an aid to the community, Le Musee’ also hosts and sponsors many nonprofit community, political, and cultural events. Come and stop by. Let an antique medical office from the past be your cure for a good time.
Whom to Contact
11 North Parkerson Avenue, Suite B
P.O. Box 2125
Crowley LA 70527